Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry Thesis-Project
Abstract: This thesis-project determines if pastors can grow in their devotion to prayer as it relates to ministering the Word of God in local congregations. The literature concerning the importance for prayer as well as the literature regarding effective preaching is vast. This study addresses the intersection between of these two disciplines. A workshop was presented to a group of pastors addressing the primacy of prayer and preaching to determine if pastors could grow in their devotion to prayer as it relates to preaching. The results demonstrated that pastors can indeed grow in their devotion to prayer as it relates to preaching. Pastors should consider the two disciplines of prayer and preaching as primary for their ministries.